Monthly Archives: January 2017

Alaskans key CMU’s win over reigning NAIA national champion

January 7, 2017

What do you get when you cross Central Methodist University women’s basketball team with three Alaskans? The upset of the year. Alaskans Jerica Nelson of Kodiak and NeNe Hale and CeCe Cockerham of Anchorage combined for 40 points as 16th-ranked CMU knocked off fifth-ranked and defending NAIA national champion MidAmerica Nazarene University 77-74 in Fayette,… Read more »

Argonauts give Pac West leaders fits, thanks to King-Dunbar

The Notre Dame de Namur men’s basketball team pushed the leaders of the Pac West Conference to the brink, thanks to Tre’shawn King-Dunbar of Anchorage. The senior guard delivered team-high totals of 22 points, four assists and three steals in a 77-72 loss to Dixie State in Belmont, California. King-Dunbar, of Bartlett High fame, pumped… Read more »

Looney nets 20 points on strength of marvelous midrange game

January 6, 2017

His 3-point shot was off and he attempted only one free throw, but Connor Looney of Palmer still managed to reach the 20-point plateau. The senior guard used a marvelous 8-for-11 shooting on midrange shots to help him score 13 of his 20 game-high 20 points in a 76-58 victory over Azusa Pacific in Honolulu,… Read more »

Jennings helps Boise State relay team beat UCLA and Kansas

She might have been swimming on the Boise State B squad, but Eagle River’s Emmie Jennings brought her A-game to the NCAA D1 tri-meet in Los Angeles, California. The sophomore turned in a terrific performance in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay, where she helped the Boise State B team earn the third-fastest time among the… Read more »

Overbaugh back in NFL fold, signs future contract with Broncos

January 4, 2017

The NFL season didn’t feature an Alaskan for the first time since 1988, but Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage could start a new streak next year. The 23-year-old rookie long snapper signed a future contract with the Denver Broncos and will be officially added to the roster when the new league season begins in early March…. Read more »

Auble part of Biola basketball team destroying NAIA opponents

January 3, 2017

Biola University sophomore Levi Auble of Valdez is part of a second unit that’s playing like first class. The level of play hasn’t dropped off when the reserves come in for Biola, which is 14-1 and owns a 23.5-point scoring margin. Auble, of Anchorage Christian School fame, is one of nine players averaging 15 minutes… Read more »

Two-sport standout Ashmore doing her thing at Gallaudet

January 2, 2017

After playing sparingly last season for Gallaudet University, Lawjen Ashmore of Fairbanks came back for her junior season fired up to play basketball. The 5-foot-7 forward has started all eight games and is among the rebounding leaders for the NCAA D3 Bison of Washington, D.C. Ashmore, of West Valley High fame, has seen her playing… Read more »